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19 Sep 2016

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, and Sharan Burrow General Secretary, ITUC in Time

Labor Leaders: We Must Protect Refugees’ Rights

In the coming days, leaders from across the globe will meet in New York to determine the future of millions of vulnerable people. What happens there should not be lost in the noise of a presidential election.

We are proud to be playing a role in the two most significant of these gatherings—the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the Obama Administration’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. Not since the U.N. Refugee Convention was drafted in 1951 have governments joined together on such a scale to address forced displacement, which today is at its greatest level since World War II...